The Men’s Room Monday Wrap: Greece Athena’s Saucke goes deep twice; Spencerport’s Marcello, Geneseo’s Staley lead first-round victories

Avon’s Michael Rowland. (Photo: CAROLE VOLPE/Hudson Street Studios)

BASEBALL

Class AA

No. 9 RUSH-HENRIETTA (10-11) 3
No. 8 VICTOR (10-11) 0
Cameron Ritchie led the offense with two RBI and hurled a complete game shutout to lead Rush-Henrietta on the road in the first round. Offensively, the senior pitcher broke a scoreless stalemate with a two-run double in the third inning. On the mound, despite not pitching a clean inning the entire contest, Ritchie fanned six batters and stranded 11 baserunners. Christopher Sleeper aided Ritchie with a fourth-inning RBI single. For Victor, Andrew Haugh led with three singles. Will Tehan chipped in a pair of singles as well. Rush-Henrietta advances to the quarterfinals to take on top-seeded Webster Schroeder.

No. 10 GATES-CHILI (8-12) 10
No. 7 FRANKLIN/NE DOUGLASS/VANGUARD/WORLD OF INQUIRY (6-3) 0
Devin Georgetti, James Paxon and Mike Ribis drove in three runs apiece to lead the Spartans who advanced to meet No. 2 Penfield in the quarter-finals. Ribis finished 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two runs scored. Georgetti opened the scoring the with a three-run shot in the first. Paxon went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Charlie Healey went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Maguire Gentz was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Ribis struck out eight and did not allow a hit over four innings of work.

No. 11 EARLY COLLEGE/EDISON TECH/WILSON MAGNET (2-7) 10
No. 6 MONROE/SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (7-2) 15 
SOTA/Monroe advanced to meet No. 3 McQuaid in the quarter-finals.

Class A

No. 10 CHURCHVILLE-CHILI (7-10) 7
No. 7 BROCKPORT (12-8) 15
Brockport put up seven runs on Churchville’s bullpen in the fourth and won, 15-7, to advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinals where they’ll play number two seed Irondequoit. READ MORE.

No. 15 EASTRIDGE (3-17) 1
No. 2 IRONDEQUOIT (15-3) 12
Joseph Wintermute accumulated three base knocks and three RBI on offense and eight strikeouts on the mound to lead Irondequoit to a first round win. At the dish, the senior pitcher launched a solo homer in the opening frame and hit two RBI singles – one in the second and the other in the fifth. On the bump, Wintermute spun six scoreless frames of three-hit ball. The senior pitcher retired the first eight hitters he faced and six straight after allowing a single. Brody Froman contributed by being hit by a pitch, igniting a four-run fourth with a two-run double and crossing the plate three times. Jaleel Davis tripled, singled, lifted a sacrifice fly and scored a pair of runs. Marcus Harris, Connor Springer and Brian Tisa all collected a hit and an RBI. For Eastridge, Preston Cutaia broke the shutout with an RBI single in the seventh. Evan Vinci had four strikeouts in 1 1/3 frames of relief. Irondequoit advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 7 Brockport.

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No. 14 GREECE OLYMPIA/ODYSSEY (2-16) 0
No. 3 GREECE ATHENA (15-4) 12
TJ Kurtz and Casey Saucke both drove in three runs as Greece Athena exploded for 11 runs in the first four innings to cruise to victory. Saucke mashed two home runs – a two-run shot in the opening frame and a solo blast in the sixth. The senior infielder was hit by a pitch and drew a walk as well. Kurtz lifted a sacrifice fly in the third and legged out a two-run double in the fourth. Victor Alongi contributed with a pair of singles, including one to score two runs. Connor Osier and Matthew Tallini combined for a four-hit shutout on the mound. Osier went the first four innings and sent down eight straight batters after a hit by pitch. Tallini finished the final three frames on 44 pitches. For Greece Olympia/Odyssey, Tyson Roundtree accounted for the half of the team’s base knocks with a pair of singles. Greece Athena advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 6 Pittsford Mendon.

No. 11 CANANDAIGUA (8-11) 1
No. 6 PITTSFORD MENDON (11-6) 8
Five different players (Cameron Blauvelt, Collin Clark, Samuel Gines, Daniel Palumbo and Tyler Procious) recorded a hit and an RBI as Pittsford Mendon combined for seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Blauvelt, Clark, Gines and Palumbo all hit RBI singles. Procious chipped in a run-scoring double in the sixth. Clark, Palumbo and Procious all drew a walk as well. Daniel Mariani tossed six innings of one-run ball on 77 pitches. The junior pitcher retired the first eight batters he faced and seven straight after allowing back-to-back singles in the fourth. Mariani added five strikeouts as well. Pittsford Mendon advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 3 Greece Athena.

No. 13 SPENCERPORT (6-14) 3
No. 4 PITTSFORD SUTHERLAND (12-5) 2
Joseph Marcello hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning to lift Spencerport to a first round road victory over the defending Class A2 sectional champions. Trailing 1-0, Shaun Cannon and Andrew Simoncelli both reached on an error with one out in the frame. Scott Zyra cashed in with a game-tying double to score Cannon. Then, on an 0-2 count, Marcello applied the dagger with a single to bring in courtesy runner Joshua Winter and Zyra. Devin Cannon induced a groundout with the game-tying run on second base to secure the victory and the complete game. The senior pitcher retired the first seven batters he faced and compiled seven strikeouts in the effort. Cannon finished the game with 91 pitches as well. For Pittsford Sutherland, Alexander Renzi was hit by a pitch, singled and hit an RBI double in the seventh as part of an attempted rally. Tyler Mullin hit a run-scoring single in the fourth inning for the lone run of the game through the first six frames. Spencerport advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 12 Brighton.

No. 12 BRIGHTON (5-11) 7
No. 5 EAST (9-7) 1
Brighton advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 13 Spencerport.

No. 9 HONEOYE FALLS-LIMA (7-9) 0
No. 8 GENEVA (11-4) 2
Geneva advances to the quarterfinals to take on top-seeded Webster Thomas.

No. 16 GREECE ARCADIA (2-16) 3
No. 1 WEBSTER THOMAS (15-4) 7
Max Heil had four strikeouts in five innings on the mound and a two-run single on offense to lead Webster Thomas. Dominic Delvecchio collected three base knocks and an RBI. Colby Wilson and Garett Wilson both went 2-of-3 at the dish and plated a run. Mitchell Kelly, Ian McNabb and Nick Wood all chipped in a hit. For Greece Arcadia, Jacob Tysmbal and Dominic Zona accounted for the team’s lone base knocks. Webster Thomas advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 8 Geneva.

Irondequoit’s Jaleel Davis (3) slides safely into home. (Photo provided)

Class B1

No. 11 MIDLAKES (2-15) 6
No. 6 WAYNE (11-6) 7 (8 INNINGS)
Ronald Cassano scored the game-winning run on a passed ball to lift Wayne to a walk-off, first round victory. Cassano didn’t need much time to cross the plate as he hustled for a two-out triple and scored on a 1-2 count with Brady Ruffell at the dish. Overall, Cassano finished with two hits, including an infield single, and three runs scored. Tyler Brown led the offense with a two-run single. Joshua Armstrong, Ruffell and Kyle Tomaselli all plated a run. Armstrong had a team-high three base knocks, all of which were singles. Ruffell singled twice, including once to bring in the Eagles’ first run of the game, and drew a walk. Tomaselli chipped in an RBI single. Nolan Schoenberger had five strikeouts in 4 2/3 scoreless innings of one-hit ball in relief. For Midlakes, Andrew Schoenfelder and Ryan Spooner both drove in a pair of runs. Spooner followed up Schoenfelder’s RBI double with a two-run two-bagger of his own in the first inning. Schoenfelder added an RBI single in the third. Cameron Deisering whiffed six batters in 5 1/3 innings of relief. Wayne advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 3 Aquinas.

No. 10 BATAVIA (4-11) 25
No. 7 NORTH ROSE-WOLCOTT/RED CREEK (8-7) 0
Batavia advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 2 Hornell.

No. 9 BISHOP KEARNEY/ROCHESTER PREP/CHESTERTON (3-12) 0
No. 8 WATERLOO (7-10) 10
Waterloo advances to the quarterfinals to take on top-seeded Palmyra-Macedon.

Class B2

No. 9 DANSVILLE (4-10) 5
No. 8 LE ROY (7-9) 15
Le Roy advances to the quarterfinals to take on top-seeded Attica.

No. 10 HOLLEY/KENDALL (3-11) 2
No. 7 MYNDERSE (6-9) 20
Mynderse advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 2 Wellsville.

Class C1

No. 10 CANISTEO-GREENWOOD (4-9) 4
No. 7 BLOOMFIELD (8-6-2) 9
Gabe Ward collected three base knocks to lead Bloomfield to an opening round victory. Tyler Rogers and Declan Smith both followed up with a pair of base knocks. Bloomfield advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 2 Red Jacket.

No. 14 PERRY (0-14) 4
No. 3 AVON (11-4) 7
Thomas Welch hit a two-run single among his pair of base knocks and three RBI to pace Avon’s offense in a first round win. Hudson Volpe doubled as part of his two-hit game and and crossed the plate twice. Michael Rowland whiffed five batters in 4 2/3 innings to earn the victory. Jake Jones induced a strikeout with the bases loaded to secure the win. Avon advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 6 East Rochester.

No. 11 LYONS (3-11) 6
No. 6 EAST ROCHESTER (9-7) 8
East Rochester advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 3 Avon.

No. 9 WARSAW (6-8) 3
No. 8 ALEXANDER (8-8) 7
Alexander advances to the quarterfinals to take on top-seeded Gananda.

No. 13 PEMBROKE (0-15) 3
No. 4 SODUS (11-5) 12
Logan Bulman and Jacob Laird both compiled two hits, two RBI and two runs scored to lead Sodus. Laird hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and added a single. Bulman collected a two-run single as part of a five-run third. Brady McCarthy singled twice, drove in a run and scored. Ethan Cramer and Braydn Orbaker both had a hit and an RBI. Trent Orrange Paton singled and scored three runs. Sodus advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 4 Sodus.

No. 12 MARCUS WHITMAN (1-14) 1
No. 5 ADDISON (10-2) 14
Addison advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 4 Sodus.

Class C2

No. 16 CALEDONIA-MUMFORD (2-14) 4
No. 1 OAKFIELD-ALABAMA (12-2) 8
Oakfield-Alabama advances to the quarterfinals to take on the winner of Campbell-Savona/Pavilion.

No. 13 BYRON-BERGEN (3-11) 0
No. 4 BOLIVAR-RICHBURG (12-4) 5
Trey Buchholz compiled two hits, two RBI and a run scored to lead Bolivar-Richburg to a first round win. The freshman utilityman collected a pair of RBI singles – one in the opening frame and the other in the fourth inning. Camdyn MacDonell contributed a run-scoring double to cap off the first inning. Caden Allen and Logan Bess combined for a three-hit shutout on the mound. Bess pitched the first four frames with four strikeouts. Allen finished the final three innings with three strikeouts on 43 pitches. For Byron-Bergen, Braedyn Chambry, Gianni Ferrara and Frank Hersom accounted for the team’s lone hits. Bolivar-Richburg advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 12 Letchworth.

No. 12 LETCHWORTH (5-10) 12
No. 5 CUBA-RUSHFORD (10-6) 3
Letchworth advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 4 Bolivar-Richburg.

No. 15 GENESEO (3-10) 7
No. 2 LYNDONVILLE (11-4) 5
Nicholas Staley hit a go-ahead, RBI single in the sixth inning as Geneseo held on for a first-round road victory. After the Tigers rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the third and the Blue Devils tied it, Michael Walton sparked the frame by reaching on an error. Walton advanced to second on Sean McCaughey’s single and scampered to third on Ryan Whitney’s fielder’s choice. Then, on an 0-2 count, Staley cashed in with the two-out single. Ethan Bennett and Finn Robertson added much-needed insurance. Bennett followed Staley up with a run-scoring single of his own and Robertson scored on a strikeout in the seventh. Overall, Staley finished with a pair of RBI singles, including one as part of a two-run third inning. Robertson added a sacrifice fly. Zach Bzduch twirled a complete game on 85 pitches and had three strikeouts. For Lyndonville, Anthony Moule led with two singles, including one to plate a run in the seventh inning, a walk and a run scored. Rolland Balcenzak knotted the game at three with an RBI double as part of a four-run fourth inning. Geneseo advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 7 Harley-Allendale-Columbia.

No. 10 MARION (5-10) 0
No. 7 HARLEY-ALLENDALE-COLUMBIA (8-6-1) 14
Salvatore Timpani accumulated 15 strikeouts in a complete game shutout to lead Harley-Allendale-Columbia to a first-round win. The sophomore pitcher limited the opposition to five hits and only allowed one baserunner to reach third base the entire contest. Marlin Bassett, Anson Man, Jose Marrero and Cai Rogers all drove in two runs to lead the offense. Man recorded the first hit of his Varsity career with a two-run double. Marrero had a pair of base knocks. Timpani finished with three RBI of his own. Ben Friedberg put together two hits and scored four runs. For Marion, Gabe Gruttadaurio went 2-of-3 at the dish. Harley-Allendale-Columbia advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 15 Geneseo.

No. 14 ROMULUS/SOUTH SENECA (3-11) 1
No. 3 YORK (10-5) 17
Dylan Gray and Clayton Harris both homered to lead York’s offensive outburst in a first-round victory. Harris unloaded on a grand slam among his three base knocks as he drove in five runs and drew two walks. Gray launched a two-run homer and crossed the plate twice. James Kennedy IV only needed two hits to accumulate four RBI. Johnathon Van Wyk went 2-of-4 with two runs scored. Brady Reilly tripled, walked and scored twice. Along with his one hit, David Cuozzo swiped three bags and drew a pair of walks. York advances to the quarterfinals to take on No. 6 Naples.

Quote from York head coach Edward Green: “I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start sectional play. We were focused, played really good baseball and came away with an important win. The chemistry in this dugout is something special. We’re going to enjoy this victory, but we know there’s more work to be done. On to Wednesday.”

No. 11 BRADFORD/DUNDEE (4-11-2) 8
No. 6 NAPLES (9-7) 9
Ryan Lester and Cade Rathbun both collected a pair of base knocks and two RBI to lead Naples in the first round. Jackson Brahm, Charlie Grove and Max Ryan all drove in a run. For Bradford/Dundee, Max Bailey finished a hit shy of the cycle. Tyler Styles had three base knocks as well.

No. 9 PAVILION (6-8)
No. 8 CAMPBELL-SAVONA (6-4)

Class D1

No. 9 HAMMONDSPORT (0-12) 7
No. 8 GENESEE VALLEY (3-9) 19
Genesee Valley advances to the quarterfinals to take on top-seeded Keshequa.

Class D2

No. 9 WHITESVILLE (0-11) 4
No. 8 HINSDALE (2-11) 14
Hinsdale advances to the quarterfinals to take on top-seeded Avoca/Prattsburgh.

SOFTBALL

Class A1

No. 10 OUR LADY OF MERCY (4-15) 22
No. 7 GREECE ARCADIA (7-11) 1
Freshman Ava Verdi hurled a complete game, and the Our Lady of Mercy softball team advanced to the Section V Class A1 quarter-finals where the Monarchs will get a rematch with Brighton. Getting just her third varsity start, Verdi struck out 10 and walked four.

“She isn’t over-powering, but she spins it so the ball moves enough to where they just can’t groove it,” fifth-year Mercy head coach Richard Sylvester said. “That’s her stock and trade.” READ MORE.

No. 11 CHURCHVILLE-CHILI (1-16) 1
No. 6 SPENCERPORT (10-9) 11

No. 9 GREECE OLYMPIA/ODYSSEY (4-15) 7
No. 8 BROCKPORT (5-14) 9

Class A2

No. 9 GREECE ATHENA (0-17) 9
No. 8 GENEVA (1-14) 12

Class D1

No. 10 ARKPORT-CANASERAGA (1-11) 7
No. 7 FILLMORE (7-5) 22

No. 9 GENESEE VALLEY (5-7) 4
No. 8 SOUTH SENECA (6-7) 15

Class D2

No. 9 JASPER-TROUPSBURG (0-10) 1
No. 8 ANDOVER (4-10) 10

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